Each week, The Sanctuary has an interesting program of retreats, workshops, classes and events on offer to all visitors and guests. Being very in the moment, we plan many of our classes and events week by week based on the teachers who are with us and what is popular with our guests. We are blessed to have world-renowned teachers passing through all year round and we always have a colourful array of classes and workshops on offer. Our up and coming retreats and workshops are displayed below… simply click on the event you are interested in for further details and booking information!
Upcoming Retreats and Workshops
with Randall O’Leary
Our Level 1 course is aimed at giving students a deeper experience of yoga. We not only practice yoga in its many forms, we also look into the methods and techniques to understand how and why yoga works. This is useful for both students who are or wish to become teachers and for people who are simply interested in going deeper into their practice. We run a course which is designed to be fun, intelligent, transformative and interesting. Regardless of your yoga experience, there is much to be learned and explored in the course.
This comprehensive, Yoga Alliance registered training program is designed to deepen your understanding of Yoga, in order to cultivate a solid, safe and effective practice as the foundation of skillful teaching. The program emphasizes developing an embodied proficiency in the fundamental physical and theoretical principles of yoga, as well as powerful tools for the skillful application of yogic resources to enhance health and well-being for yourself and for your students.
‘Like’ our Facebook page to see future weekly timetables and event posters directly on your Facebook news feed – www.facebook.com/sanctuarythailand Our week begins every Sunday at 3pm with The Gathering at the Tea Temple. At this event you can discover what the following week will bring. You can meet our healers and teachers, ask questions, sign up for events and be involved in free demonstrations. Monday to Friday sees a variety of classes, workshops and events. Some classes last between 1 and 2 hours and workshops may run for a few hours to a few days. We also have free Tea Temple events – such as kirtan singing, chanting, conscious cinema (discourses and spiritual documentaries) and talks. You can drop into the Tea Temple at any time to find out more information and sign up for classes and workshops. The Tea Temple is open between Sunday and Friday for tea, shakes and snacks. Between 1 and 3 pm, the Tea Temple serves a simple yet delicious Japanese-inspired lunch menu – including range of healthy salads, Sushi rolls with brown rice and Miso soup!
Regular events and classes that we are currently hosting include:
- Weekly Astrology Weather Report every Monday – Free
- Introduction to Ayurveda and Holistic Health – Free class
- Wednesday Storytelling evening – 6 to 7pm – By donation
- Daily free Meditation classes – 6 to 7pm
We have a range of alternative and spiritual documentaries and discourses available to watch in the Tea Temple on demand.
Regular Free Weekly Events
Tuesday Movie under the Stars
Lay back and relax on the beach underneath the starry sky and enjoy a movie from our eclectic collection, every Tuesday night at 8:30pm. Movies are screened in the restaurant during wet weather!
Thursday Open Mic Night
From singing, guitar, poetry and comedy to raincoat fashion parades, dijeridoo and belly dancing; we’ve nearly seen it all at our very popular Open Mic night. It happens every Thursday night at the Sanctuary restaurant. Whether you are on stage or in the audience, it is always an entertaining evening.. our talented Thai staff often join in the fun!
The Gathering – 3pm every Sunday
Join us at the Tea Temple every Sunday at 3pm for the opportunity to meet our healers… learn about the natural therapies on offer, ask questions and participate in demonstrations. It is also the perfect chance to meet other guests and find out about upcoming workshops, events and classes! During the School of Life, workshop teachers will present talks and demonstrations at the Gathering, before their workshop begins on Monday.
Either take on the challenge of the jungle walk to Had Rin town (approximately 2 hours) or perhaps explore the riverbed and the waterfalls as the trail meanders its way up the hillside. There are also walks to other bays further north on the east coast. The viewpoint is a beautiful place that some people find on their first day here, yet others take years to discover! A short 15 minute walk to the top of the headlands reveals a stunning view up the coast and of neighbouring island Koh Samui. Getting there for sunrise is a pilgrimage well worth the effort.
Traditional Thai long-tail boat trips can be arranged with any of the family boatmen. Cruise the east coast in a long-tail boat and enjoy waterfalls, stunning coral and deserted beaches.
We offer sea kayaks for rent as an adventurous and healthy way to explore the beautiful east coast of Koh Phangan. Take a packed lunch, visit deserted beaches and practice your snorkelling!
Ang Thong Marine National Park Day Trip
Located west of Koh Phangan, a speedboat day trip to the marine reserve can be organised for you. This is an amazing day out where you can snorkel in totally untouched coral gardens, picnic on empty beaches and explore the Emerald Lake.